The sales outlet at Bent's Old Fort is managed by Western National Parks Association, a non-profit association with sales areas at 52 National Park units. Money from WNPA goes towards purchasing pamphlets, brochures, materials and supplies for the interpretive program.
Bent's Old Fort Historical Association is a long-standing supporter of the living history programs. Membership is available to help generate programs and fundraising events to promote the park's programs. Contact them by writing: Bent's Old Fort Historical Association, 1031 Adams Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Did You Know?
Bent’s Fort was the only place on the Santa Fe Trail where wagons could be repaired and supplies replenished. Typically it would take 50 to 60 days or more for ox drawn wagons to make the 600 mile journey from Missouri. It would still be another month of travel before they reached Santa Fe.